1) Huffington Post examines #sorrynotsorry, and how we may be teaching the next generation of women to succeed and “speak up in the world we wished they lived in, not the one they actually inhabit.”
2) Moving out of the D.C.-humidity has benefits (great hair!) and drawbacks (dry skin). Every Anniversary Sale, I grab this giant bottle of Kiehl’s Creme de Corps. It also comes with a desk-size bottle, so your skin can be moisturized as needed.
3) The Cut examines why we treat the public relations field like a pink ghetto–a place where women vastly outnumber men, and still struggle to have their accomplishments recognized.
4) Off 5th has some great work pieces right now. From DvF, they have this cobalt Raquel dress and this black-and-white print wrap dress. I also love this tweed Milly jacket for $125. And don’t miss these mid-height black wedges for under-$100.
6) Looking for cute tops under-$25? This tulip sleeve blouse with a dot print from Forever21 is fab. I also love this rust-colored crepe blouse and this teal-printed, tie-neck top (it would look great under a black cardi or blazer).
7) From Fast Company, an article discussing the five mistakes you’re probably making at work.
8) The Rebecca Minkoff sale at Gilt has some winning bags. I bought the Knocked-Up bag that I’ve been eyeing for a cool laptop/work tote for half-price. If you need a red bag, they have the stylish Perry satchel in the mini and large sizes. Not a Gilt member? Join here.
9) Financial concerns are relative, and it’s important to maintain perspective. In this article from Learnvest, a D.C. woman questions whether entry-level professionals who can afford to go to happy hour should ever call themselves poor.
10) Oh, Rouland Mouret, why can’t you just make me an entire wardrobe full of beautiful dresses?
11) Several readers have written in this month asking for tips on how to get back into the working world after being fired. Salary.com has some interview tips for the recently fired.
12) Zara has some cute flats right now. I love these black, round-toe ones with black gems are cool. These black cap-toe flats are also adorable. And don’t miss these pointed-toe, basic black shoes–for under-$50, I bought them immediately.
As for the comfort of Zara shoes, I find the flats to be a 7 to 7.5. They’re not well-padded enough for a long walk, but if you want to add an insole, they can easily go all day.